Conde Nast Traveler Calls Boise “The West’s Best Kept Secret”

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JOSHUA ROPER
  • Joshua Roper

Boise is no stranger to national praise. The city was ranked the No. 8 Most Underrated City in the West by Life Magazine, the Best City for Men by Men’s Health and the Best Town in the Western U.S. by Outside Magazine. These are some of Boise’s many distinctions that Conde Nast Traveler writer Alexander Maksik lists in his recent article, “Boise: The West’s Best Kept Secret.”

But Maksik’s piece eschews vague, listicle-style doting in favor of a more in-depth, first-person account of some of the local landmarks and restaurants that make Boise so exceptional. From Masik’s base at The Modern Hotel—the “city’s most stylish hotel” with “one of the best bars in Boise”—he stops by Juniper for “delicious bison meatballs,” swings into the “bright, lovingly designed sandwich shop” Bleubird for a reuben and then lingers over an “outstanding” dinner at State & Lemp, which he says is “without any of the pretension or imitation I expected.”

To find out more reasons Maksik was “thoroughly charmed” by Boise, click here to read the entire article.